The Best Temperatures to Serve Wine

| September 21, 2010

The best temperature to serve wine depends upon the wine’s weight or body. Lighter red and white wines (think pinot noir or sauvignon blanc) should be served at lower temperatures than fuller-bodied, wines like chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon or merlot. Serving a wine at its optimum temperature improves flavor, aroma and structure (how it feels in […]

Where should I put my home wine cellar?

| September 15, 2010

Home wine cellars are now a big part of  home design.  Sure, a huge, marble bathroom is nice, but if you’re a wine lover, nothing says luxury quite like a home wine cellar. Unless you’re building a new home, however, finding a place to put your home wine cellar can be a challenge. Consider some of the following ideas: […]

Building a Cigar Smoking Room

| September 7, 2010

Interested in having a place of your own to enjoy a good cigar? An indoor smoking room is an ideal setting, especially during cold winter months or in places where indoor smoking is not allowed.